The pallas cat

27 Mar

The pallas cat

The pallas cat, also known as Manul, is a small wild cat from Central Asia, living in countries like Mongolia and Russia. Its common name is derived from the name of the one who first described it, Peter Simon Pallas. They are about the size of a domestic cat, ranging from 50 to 62 cm, […]

Mariana mallard

26 Mar

Mariana mallard

The Mariana mallard or Oustalet’s duck (Anas oustaleti) is an extinct type of duck of the genus Anas that was endemic to the Mariana Islands. Its taxonomic status is debated, and it has variously been treated as a full species, a subspecies of the mallard or the Pacific black duck, or sometimes as a subspecies […]

The armadillo-canastra

25 Mar

The armadillo-canastra

The armadillo-canastra, also known as tatuaçu, is a species of large armadillo, found in most of South America’s Cisandina. These armadillos measure more than 1 meter in length. They have the body covered by few hair and previous paws with enormous claws, that help in the excavation of holes. They are vulnerable to extinction due […]

Ivory-billed Woodpecker

24 Mar

Ivory-billed Woodpecker

At approximately 20 centimeters in length, the Ivory-billed Woodpecker Campephilus principalis is the largest woodpecker in the world. The males have a prominent red crest, and the crest of the female is black. Knowledge about this species of woodpecker is limited because there are few in-depth studies. Most of the known information comes from a […]

Armor Spider

23 Mar

Armor Spider

Specialists of the genus are known as Armed Spiders or Banana Spiders, with very aggressive species. During the period of the day you hide in damp and dark places, taking your activities at night time. These spiders do not build their catches on their prey, they immobilize a victim with the help of poison. These […]

Arachnids

22 Mar

Arachnids

Arachnids (Arachnida) is a class of arthropod phylum that includes, among others, spiders, ticks, mites, opilions and scorpions, comprising more than 60,000 species. The name of this class originates in the figure of the Greek mythology Arachne, because the spiders were the first members to belong to this class. Almost all species are terrestrial animals. […]

Synanceia verrucosa

21 Mar

Synanceia verrucosa

Synanceia verrucosa is a fish of the family Synanceiidae, and is found in New Zealand and Australia. Easily confused with stones or corals, they survive until one day out of water. It is the most poisonous fish known today, as its bite can be fatal to humans. It can be found in the Pacific and […]

Java Tiger

20 Mar

Java Tiger

The java tiger (Panthera tigris sondaica) was one of 9 subspecies of tiger. It inhabited the island of Java, Indonesia, and was extinguished between the 1960s and the late 1970s. Characteristics Like the Sumatran tiger, it had a darker coat compared to the tigers on the continent, looking thinner. It had thinner stripes, closer to […]

Africanized Bee

19 Mar

Africanized Bee

The Africanized bees are poly-hybrids resulting from crosses between Apis mellifera scutellata, previously classified as Apis mellifera adansonii, and the European breeds Apis mellifera mellifera, Apis mellifera ligustica, Apis mellifera carnica, Apis mellifera caucasica which were introduced in America before African arrivals in 1956, predominating in these poly-hybrids the morphological and behavioral characteristics of African […]

Chinese-lacustrine dolphin

18 Mar

Chinese-lacustrine dolphin

A decade after being declared functionally extinct, the Chinese-lacustrine dolphin, popularly known as baiji, may have returned to its habitat, the Yangtze River. According to the South China Morning Post, a group of volunteer environmentalists said they had spotted the animal last week near the town of Wuhu in Anhui province. The giant panda is […]